Sunday, August 22, 2010
LDS in West Africa
Nigerian and Ghanaian press are carrying reports of the 4th annual All Africa Service Project by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in cooperation with their respective community, civic, and other local religious organizations, also known as the "Mormon Helping Hands" project that has been used worldwide in responding to disasters and in community service projects. In Lagos, Nigeria, they are working in partnership with the Lagos Waste Management Authority to clean up health centers, markets, roadways, and bus stops. In Ghana, projects include cleaning fish landing sites, de-silting chocked gutters, and filling potholes around hospitals, beaches, schools, and children's parks.